Grove Twin

9618 Garden Grove Boulevard,
Garden Grove, CA 92844

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rivest266 on August 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm

February 14th 1957 contest ad uploaded here.

kencmcintyre on May 19, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Here is a 1983 photo when the Grove was showing Vietnamese films:

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 6, 2008 at 7:47 pm

The first instance of the name Vinnicof in my comment above is misspelled. It’s supposed to be two n’s and one f.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 6, 2008 at 7:44 pm

Harry Vinicoff was a long-time exhibitor in the Los Angeles area. The earliest reference to him I’ve found is from 1937, when Vinnicof bought the Eagle Theatre in the Eagle Rock district of Los Angeles. At various times, Vinnicof also operated the Congress Theatre and the Temple Theatre, both on south Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles.

There’s also a brief item in the May 6, 1950, issue of Boxoffice magazine saying that Harry Vinnicof had shuttered his Maynard Theatre in Los Angeles due to poor business conditions. The Maynard Theatre was on Washington Boulevard at Arlington.

In the 1950s, the Vinnicof circuit owned a half interest (Edwards Theatres owned the other half) in the Garfield Theatre in Alhambra. After the Grove opened, the Garfield sometimes used tickets printed with the Grove Theatre name on them.